WD Black SN770 Gen4 NVMe Solid State Drive Review

Drive Information, Software & Testing Procedures

With the drive installed and formatted we have 931 GB of usable space.

Opening up CrystalDiskInfo we can see that the drive is using NVMe Express 1.4 and supports TRIM.

The WB Black SN770 is compatible with Western Digital’s SSD Dashboard application. This application allows you to see information on the drive, run performance tests, and has a few tools.

For testing the drive we will be using the following benchmarking programs, we have provided links to each so you can run the benchmarks on your drive for comparison.

Sisoftware Sandra Physical Disks Benchmark (download)
ATTO Disk Benchmark (download)
CrystalDiskMark 64bit (download)
AS SSD Benchmark (download)
Anvil Storage Utility Professional (download)
PCMark 10 (download)
AIDA64 Storage Benchmark (download)

We also made these optimization changes…

– No power saving options in the BIOS
– ACHI enabled in the BIOS
– Windows 10 User Account Control (UAC) is disabled
– Windows 10 power saving settings are disabled

So let’s get into testing!

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